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president obama and house speaker john boehner may be working on a deal privately. the associated press says the two have been talking secretly by telephone. among the proposals the white house may agree to less tax revenue but the speaker still wants to see what cuts the president will make. publicly neither side is giving away anything right now. >> we're still waiting for the white house to identify what spending cuts the president willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the american people. >> what is required is, you know, agreement by republicans to some specific revenues that includes raising rates. >> and right now there is no indication the president is willing to compromise on his insistence that tax rates for the highest earners must go up. >> protests over michigan's right to work legislation carried into the night. earlier demonstrators were outside and inside the capitol as michigan's house passed the bill the senate approved earlier. protesters demand the governor veto the bill. >> i appreciate they have a different perspective. but this is
president obama and house speaker john boehner. >> reporter: if lawmakers want to settle this in time for christmas, negotiators need to kick it into high gear next week. they must reach an agreement by early next week at the latest. that's the only way that members will have enough time to read it, debate it, and vote on it in the house and senate before heading home for the holidays. in a now familiar routine, both sides blamed each other today for the slow pace of talks. the senate democratic leader harry reid. >> right now they are the only thing standing between congress and the compromise. >>> a spokesman said that in a statement, the respect offer made last week remains an offer as we continue to wait for the president to identify the spending cuts he's willing to make as a part of the balanced approach that he promised the american people. and the white house and the speaker office has not released a single detail about that meeting on sunday. they think that it's good news, a sign that will become serious just in time. cbs news, capitol hill. >>> two delivery men felt pretty luck
avert the fiscal cliff. it is just 22 days before the deadline and president obama says he is willing to cut entitlements and speaker john boehner is showing signs of not ruling out a tax hike for top earners. >> and muni is contemplating restructuring its fare structure based on income. a study on the issue is being conducted due to riders' mixed feelings about it. >>> and weather. lots of sunshine? >> yes. we have temperatures mostly in the mid 60s. 64 at concord. 62 at fairfield. here in the city 64 degrees an san jose should see 64. the next chance of rain wednesday. in the meantime, sunshine. >> okay. let's do another season story. >>> the season of giving continues at the san francisco bar pilots team one firefighters again this year. >> yes. they are all acting like elfs. the pilots became santa's own workshop. they assembled 130 bikes for children donated to the fire department toys for children program. they also contribute toys for families in need. very cool! thank you for joining us this morning for cbs 5 eyewitness news. we hope you enjoy the rest of your sunday.
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